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there is a consistent design them. >> reporter: those colors coordinate with the cargo cranes that port of oakland. it would happen between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. >> the inconvenient will be small. the work is being done up above the traffic lanes. >> reporter: at the last gas station we asked commuters if the need was there and the expense justified. >> give oakland a signature. i think that is terrific. we all need good beautiful places to live. >> i think it looks like as it is. i wish they would spend money on fixing the pot holes in the freeway and stuff like that. >> reporter: building a new toll plaza was deemed unnecessary, special if and when the human toll takers are are replaced. consumer editor tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are looking for someone who drove into a donut shop and made off with an atm. it happened at susan's donuts. police say the thief broke the atm into pieces and stole the cash. employees found shattered glass all over and says it hurt their business today. >> people come, customers come, say thaw and they go -- saw and they go around. >> police are loo
strike by longshoremen. union leaders for nearly 15,000 dock workers at every port from texas to maine say they'll walk off the job on sunday. we asked anna werner to find out how a strike would hurt the u.s. economy. >> reporter: the port of houston handles 42 million tons of cargo every year. it extended its hours this week to try and get shipments in and out before a strike can bring the port to a standstill. jim gillis is vice president of gulf intermodal services, a container trucking company. >> we've seen a dramatic increase in volumes and congestion as a result. >> reporter: what happens if they can't get all the goods out of the port? >> you have containers being held in yards around the houston area, specifically, so you're going to see stores are going to have problems stocking. >> reporter: negotiations between the international longshoremen's union and the shipping companies are deadlocked over a proposal to cut royalties paid to 15,000 dock workers for each ton of cargo they move. a shutdown would affect 15 ports on the east and gulf coasts, including new york, baltimore,
on workingo'ég8çu)u$ the port to confine continued service at the port of san francisco. as a bit of background on june 2012 of this past year mps began pjpublic scoping process establish a long term ferry service between san francisco waterfront and alcatraz island. they're also evaluating possible fer y service to sauc sausalitod are looking at three sites at the port of san francisco. piers 31 1/2ened have operated on the port of san francisco property for the past few decades. currently over 1.4 million people visit alcatraz island each year from their existing site at fisherman's wharf. fisherman's wharf is a bustling commercial district with restaurants, gift shops, over 3,000 hotel rooms and tourist attractions well served by public transportation. contrast that to fort mason and the marina au>%( f predominanty residential neighborhood that i represent with a population of 23,000 residents. 23,000 residents. mps is looking at-0 wharf. the fort mason location would require shuttle buses to take people from jones street to fort mason, which will increase large vehicle traffi
to the port of dunkirk. that's what we know as the evacuation of dunkirk. >> before you go any further, when did the british come across the channel into france? >> i think they must have done this, maybe even as early as 1938, or, but certainly after the war in 1939 started. they put the british army next to the french in anticipation of the germans coming. of course, by land through the low lands in belgium. so the british army was there in place. and it was really the best that they had. so the fact that they were pushed to dunkirk and forced to evacuate -- >> which is on the channel. >> is on the channel, was a tremendous blow to the british, and to the french. the british of course had to leave the continent across the channel, and the french were then crippled in defense of paris. part of the problem with the dunkirk evacuation by the british was that the left all their equipment in france. they had no time to take their guns, their tanks, their trucks. so the when the british soldiers ended up in southern england after the evacuation, they really only had uniform's on the backs. >> wh
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at the port of los angeles that stranded all of those christmas presents, it costs us about a billion dollars a day in lost business and shut down the nation's busiest port and stranded ships full of fabulous retail merchandise. all of that is now being unloaded. port officials now say it will take about a week to try to get back to normal. sounds like things are solved. i'm joined by the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa who helped broker the deal to get the port workers back on the job. i want to talk about the port in just a moment. first i want to talk about pressing national business. something called the fiscal cliff, which i know you have been watching. you're very closely aligned with president obama having been the chair of the democratic national convention in september. i want to get your take on this. this is critical to your state. businesses in your state. taxpayers in your state. do you have any optimism that we may not go off the cliff? >> i do have optimism. there's no question about it. i think both sides understand that it's not in the nation's best interest for us
from ports from boston to houston. coming up. plus the fbi has again released its file on marilyn monroe. this time minus all of the redactions. what the documents say about her and her suspected ties to communism ahead. and word that president george h.w. bush is improving and even singing in the hospital. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedh
with their hands and their feet. >> (speaking spanish). >> with the african slave trade he used to be in the ports. this type of boxes. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were sit over these big boxes and play over them. >> (speaking spanish). >> but for the blacks these type of instruments were not allowed to be played because they were too loud and for the church they will provoke movement that was not appropriate. >> (speaking spanish). >> they could also work as a form of communication with the drumming patterns. >> (speaking spanish). >> this was what was going on in africa. >> (speaking spanish). >> and from some of the sounds they used to play that we almost lost all of them we still have some that he remembers. >> (speaking spanish). >> for instance -- >> (speaking spanish). >> this means "attention be alert. something is going to happen". >> (speaking spanish). >> wake up. wake up. >> wake up, wake up. (speaking spanish). >> and this are some of the drumming patterns that have been rescued by the cultural association. >> (speaking spanish). >> the african and review itse s size. >> (sp
scandal involving the port of oak landth. port officials rae veal maritime director james kwan has agreed to reroo tire this month. he's accused of running autopsy 4500 dollar dinner tab at texas strip club setting off an investigation into improper spending by port officials. officials today also said the port has received repayment of public funds spent on 2 improper expenditures and they now have a new set of rules for expense practices that include new spending guidelines. >>> tough prison sentence today for a killer. stuff sentence and tough words from the judge r consist of my shell lay. esteban faces 25 years to live for killing nursing student michelle lay her former best friend. the judge admonished esteban for showing no signs of remorse. as nick explains this was extremely emotional day for the victim family. >> we don't have to deal with this for at least another 20 years or so. >>reporter: alameda county judge sentenced esteban to 25 years to life for the first degree murder of nursing student michelle lay and then dumping her body in a remote part of pleasanton calling
,000 in gifts. now the audit says it may violate state and federal laws. $50,000 in expenses may expose the port to tax liabilities. the audit details more than $19,400,000 in questionable port expensions that included a cons-- expenses that included a consered. card spending limits -- concert. card spending limits are too high. management's response, they don't have enough resources for stricter review. >> it is something we take seriously and are not going to close our eyes to. >> reporter: also today they announced the retirement of its director. they have reimbursed the port $5,400 for money spent at strip clubs. one in houston and a second club in minneapolis. it is a strip club and not an inexpensive one. coming up tonight at 6:00 p.m., why receipts we found at a karaoke bar are not part of this report. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. . >>> pedestrian in san francisco was killed today. he was walking long market street and crossing about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon when it happened. a witness saw a white dodge ram hit the man and drove away. police stopped the driver. there is word the dr
top executive at the port of oakland is out. james kwon is quitting effective this month but will stay on as an advisor until his replacement is found. he allegedly billed strip club charges to the port on two occasions and the audit found questionable expenses by dozens of port employees and commissioners. the executive director omar benjamin retired after the audit. >>> in a few hours, search crews in vallejo will deploy' so for video camera to try to find a missing man of the officials think 77-year-old phillip mattingly of fair oaks may have fallen into the mare island strait last seen saturday afternoon working on a tugboat on the eastshore of the island. divers and coast guard boats have searched the waters but have found nothing. >>> today contra costa county leaders will debate scaling backfire service. supervisors are considering closing as many as four stations. the proposed closures come after voters failed to pass measure q a partial tax to fund the fire services. >>> let's check the weather. >> snow around the bay area? and rain? >> yes. >> welcome back! >> a good possibi
shake up in the port of oakland after questionable spending of public money. maritime director jamessian is stepping down and the report comes as they release an internal audit on single transactions. more than 60 to $07,000 in -- $70,000 in extravagant gifts expose the port for tax liabilities. >> it is something we take seriously and we are not going to close our eyes to it and make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he is the second one to step down and benjamin abruptly retired last month. the two racked up more than 5,000 in charges in two strip clubs and that money has since been repaid. >>> parent and think means facebook users have lost their rights on the social networking site. they are expected to announce a poll on changes later today. facebook asked users to go ahead with changes to the member input policies but warned at least 300 million users would have to keep the current policies going to keep them in place. fewer than 300,000 responded. >>> they are complaining about the lack of playing time. jacobs will not play after posting he was quote, rotting away
in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth view of san francisco looking across the city. currently in the cargo ship that enters or x's san francisco bay has use of these free shipping lanes, seen here in red. but under the newly approved plan, these late will be reconfigured. the new routes will no longer--will be long or an hour. the idea is to restrictions to a smaller area when they passed through no will feeding grounds. >> the new shipping lines go into effect in 2013. >> and san francisco charles clifford kron 4 news. >> residents in antioch have band together to raise money to rebuild a parked ruin by arsonist. >> this is what the antioch parked toddler what looks like after arsonists set fire to back in september. >> of the past three months, the group take back in antioch help raise $25,000. >> if the community has produced a 500 assemblyman jim frazier donated 2000 and pg&e and the remaining $14,500 to to start repairs. >> will result in to break
"" expenditures by port of oakland workers in 2011. that's according to a pair of audits released yesterday that looked at what employees purchased with public dollars. the release of the audit has forced maritime director james kwon to step down. an internal audit of 2011 expenses were already underway in october when news broke about the port's executive director, omar benjamin and kwon spent nearly 45-hundred dollars at a houston strip club. >> two men shot are expected to survive. it happened in the 2300 block of mandarin way after 10:00. there were transported to a local hospital with not life- threatening injuries. the investigation is still ongoing. >> an update on the fiscal cliff the federal reserve is expected and on buying plan that would soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that would go into effect in january if congress cannot reach a deal. the white house and republicans are not selling any outward signs of yielding. house speaker john bennett says he is waiting for the president to identify the spending cuts he is willing to make-that senator johntoday, autho
:49. there's been another shakeup at the port of oakland, into questionable spending of money. james caan is now stepping down. the audit says some of the port's credit cardholders skirted spending limits on single transactions. it also says more than $67,000 in extravagant gifts may violent state and federal laws and that some expenses expose the port to tax liabilities. >>> it is something that we take seriously and are not gonna close our eyes, too. we're gonna look at it. make sure that mistakes of the past are not repeated. >> he's the second executive to step down. omar benjamin abruptly retired last month. the port says the two racked up more than $5,000 in charges at two strip luns. the money has since been -- clubs. the money has since been repaid. >>> more than 40,000 people visit it every day. how a redesign will make a popular part of fisherman's wharf even better. >>> our time is now 7:53. four nfl players will find out today if their suspensions for a bounty investigation of the new orleans saints will be upheld, reduced or thrown out. former commissioner paul tagliabue will
, tried to steal the van. >>> spending scandal involving a strip club has caused director of the port of oakland his job. james kwan has agreed to retire this month. he's accused of running up a $4500 dinner tab at a texas strip club setting off an investigation. the port has received repayment of public funds spent on two improper period s. officials now have a new -- new set of rules, including new spending guidelines. >>> san francisco board considering legislation to expand no smoking policies in the city. land reports may be forces to tell renters if their new neighbors are smokers. if the measure is approved. building with 50 or fewer units will have until december of next year to designate smoking or nonsmoking. the board will vote next year on measure that bans smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city owned property. >>> sonoma and concord debating issues on growing marijuana for medicinal use. the board will consider a plan to limit medical marijuana patients to having six mature plants and eight ounces of dry pot, per year, the same as the state law. sonoma a
the teaching community and how they have been affected by the tragedy wrote this emotional piece. it is port but poignant. she folk -- talks how the teachers now have new eyes and lock at each other differently and are experiencing their profession much differently as are so many americans today on the day victoria soto, among others, are being laid to rest, six in total. >>shepard: the president today says he wants new proposals on limiting gun violence no later than next month. the president says our gun laws are not the only problem. >> three state department officials are reportedly looking for new work today. it is over fallout from the benghazi attack. the report out today slammed the state department for poor security and leadership failures. we will have the details for you. the feds are hunting if these two convicted robbers who escaped from a high-rise chicago jail using bed sheets. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >> first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, it won't be easy but that is not an excuse not to try. the president announce add new effort to lim
to pay to fix trains and ports that suffered from sandy. >> it was the large transit disaster in the nation's history. four out of 10 of the nation's transit riders, of the nation's transit riders have their commutes disrupted by the storm and many do today. >> what happens in our port district&affects the entire nation. our losses from superstorm send rippled through the entire country. >> and $2.3 billion is approved to support response and recovery efforts, including $1 billion for direct assistance to the thousands of people affected by the storm. >>> time for a look at the weather. >> not so bad tonight. as gary, you know, you said earlier, you can't have a tree lighting without cold weather and i think mother nature's delivered, wouldn't you say? >> reporter: right. would you imagine if we're doing this 73 degrees, a couple of day ago? >> yeah, like let's bring a banana boat out. >> christmas on the west coat. >> -- coast. >> right. >> and have to have the cold. with temperatures in the 40s, it's tolerable, right? and 36 degrees for gaithersburg. dills down in the upper
. >> facebook shares up to 2786. >> the port of oakland maritime director james caan is stepping down as a newly released audit shows that nearly $200,000 in questionable expenses. from luxury mills to tiffany silver caearrings. to you-to concert tickets. an internal audit of 2011 expenses or already under way in october when news broke out about the port executive director, omar benjamin and quantum in nearly $4,500 and used to strip club. benjamin is already stepped down from his position. >> american schoolchildren continue to lag behind students in asian countries in math and science exams giving globally. >> result from international achievement exams find that students in singapore, south korea, and japan outperform u.s. fourth and eighth grade student in the to about 11 trend in international mathematics and science study. despite the u.s. students do rank among the top form as assisting countries that administer the exam. >> our live look this morning shows hazy conditions. foggy in seven to go. traffic beginning to build. we will get an update on both your weather and traffic coming wel
anti doping agency for olympic this port in the united states. the mission is to protect and preserve the integrity of competition and the well-being of sports through the elimination of doping. you saw it has been an advocate for clean athletes. when congress approved the medical use of growth hormone, a law stated it was only to be distributed for conditions authorized by the secretary of health and human services making potentially dangerous uses illegal. yes a form growth hormone test has been developed by researchers in the growth hormone community. it is a blood test to detect the prohibited use of hormone on aid limited basis and on a worldwide basis since 2008. the test measures the ratio of the form of growth hormone found in synthetic products to another form of hormones that are naturally released by the pituitary gland. the ratio is independent of the amount of growth hormone in the blood. you are just as likely to have a ratio of all. eight at low concentrations as you are to have a ratio of 0.8 at high concentrations. when you take recombinant, the ratio increases dramat
be heard next year. >> clerical workers at the port of los angeles and long beach are walking the picket lines for an eighth day. the union and management were unable to reach a deal to end the strike after a late- night meeting. the work stoppage has dramatically slowed activity at the nation's busiest cargo complex. the port of oakland has picked up some of the work not going to southern california ports. the clerical workers have been without a contract since june 2010. they're accusing terminal operators of outsourcing clerical jobs. officials estimate the strike is costing the u-s economy a billion- dollars per day. >> this man is in police custody after allegedly pushing a man in front of a time square subway. he tried to climb to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform. >> the judge over the fort hood shooting trial has been removed from the case. a military appeals court in texas says that it was because of the judge treatment of the suspect. indicating a lack of impartiality. hassan is charged with 13 people dead and dozens injured. he is facing the death pen
shopping season a strike for 8 days at the nation's busiest port. clerical and dock workers back on the job today after los angeles and long beach. together they handle half of all of the cargo that arrives in the u.s. by sea. total of a billion dollars a day on the ship not delivered to the warehouse. this strike wasn't about salaries or benefits. clerks make nearly 90,000 a year. it was about the belief that the terminal operators wanted to out source future clerical jobs. >> cost the u.s. economy 1 billion a day. >> 8 billion in total. >> good news for the housing industry. >> definitely another sol rid report. home prices rose 6.3 percent in october. that was the biggest increase in more than 6 years. the reason is fewer homes are up for sale. the national association of realtors says supply was down by 22 percent from a year ago. >>> the trend is our friend. something else that is our friend. holiday office parties are back. >> they are back in a big way. lots of companies got rid of holiday parties. 91 percent are planning holiday parties this year. that comes from the executive searc
association in san francisco to discuss a dispute over the price of crabs. >> boats have been in port since wednesday. the fresh crab almost impossible to find. at one point the price dropped because of a plentiful supply. >> and today, bidders taking over what is left of hostess to step forward. hostess claimed claiming operators have been crippled by a baker's strike. hostess faces criticism after bankruptcy court documents show it used employee pension wages to stay afloat. >> not to worry. someone will make twinkies out there. >> looks that way. yes. >> noted, twinkie fan, spencer christian. >> no twinge yeenees in this temple. no. no. another sunny, mild day in a row two. in a row. you can see a little bit of an increase from n.clouds tonight. right now, sunny skies, temperatures on the mild side. 67 in fremont. we've got low to mid-60s around the bay area, here is what is coming our way this evening. increase in clouds and some patchy fog developing tonight. gets chillier tomorrow morning partly cloudy skies, temperatures from upper 30s to upper 40s near the coast. into afternoon, par
issues as they relate particularly to our ports, because she is known for her work with the port of long beach and i have ports in my district as well. and will be missed on the women's softball team. we are friends here. we are colleagues here. we bring our human qualities. and we bring our leadership skills. and the california delegation makes me proud every day and in the next congress, it will be the memories and the service that has been given to us from these colleagues of ours. and that's why i thank you, mr. miller, for setting aside this hour for us to share our thoughts. >> i saw that andrew and hunter are here. the stark kids. i would like to yield to congresswoman barbara lee. ms. lee: thank you very much. and i want to thank you, congressman miller, for organizing this special order tonight. first to congressman pete stark, who is our departing dean of the california delegation, congressman stark represents a district right next door to my district in the east bay of california, northern california. i just have to say, i have known congressman stark since i was the president
deep water port on the east coast. we are planning to take full advantage of the panama canal and the changes coming there soon to bring commerce into virginia. we are aggressively building our rail system, going from the port of virginia west to get that traffic out west. we just announced that we are building and other highway, a tall access highway. one of the primary purposes is to bring truck trafficking from the port of the virginia inland a connected directly with i-95. that will help us bring newcomers in. i want to mention something that has been a little tabooed as of late. the governor is not ashamed of it at all. we have taken full in of it. that is incentives to business. the governor has put significant additional resources into our virginia economic development partnership. funds he has at his deposal -- disposal but also resources to build up infrastructure we need to do in virginia. the was a piece in the new york times recently that criticized the use of that. in virginia, some of the things that were pointed out as concerns, the fact that they neglected to i
of the ports and knowing that deepening needs to be there, he's shown courage when he helped us in the fight against national labor relations board and the unions that tried to take boeing down. he has shown it with his fiscal representation and the fact that he knows the value of a dollar. of he understands what every family and small business goes through, and he has stayed consistent to that. it also shows for the fact that this man loves south carolina. and he is very aware that what he does and every vote he makes affects south carolina and affects our country. and so it was with that that i knew that he was the right person. i have no doubt that he will fly through 2014. i am strongly convinced that i and the entire state will be, the entire state understands that this is the right u.s. senator for our state and for our country. what i will also tell you, and it is very important to me as a minority female that congressman scott earned this seat. he earned in this seat for the person that he is. he earned this seat for the results he has shown. he earned this seat for what i know he's
water port on the east coast. we are planning to take full advantage of the panama canal, the changes there coming soon. which gives us the ability to bring commerce into virginia. we are aggressively building our rail system. going from the port of virginia west to try to get that traffic out west. we are -- just announced that we are building another highway. it will be a toll access highway. but one of the primary purposes of that highway is to bring truck traffic from the port of virginia inland. and connect it directly with interstate 95. and so that will help us again through the commerce side of the equation to bring in new commerce and the commonwealth of virginia. i'm going to mention something that's been a little bit taboo as of late. the governor is not ashamed of it as all. as a matter of fact we've taken full advantage of it. and it was discussed earlier, that's incentives to business. the governor has put significant additional resources into our virginia economic development partnership. both funds that he has at his disposal to incentivize and encourage business to co
's biggest port. but contracts have resumed in long beach and the port of los angeles. this has dramatically reduced unloading. >>> a bike lane in golden gate park is still controversial. cyclists ride between parked cars and the sidewalk along one and a half miles of j.f.k. drive. transportation officials say drivers and cyclists now travel slower. the disability activities they say it cuts off their access to the sidewalk. so now they are thinking about taking legal action aimed at shutting down that bike lane. >>> there is a new development in the central subway project. the chronicle reports that muni is ready abandon plans to big up parts of columbus avenue. muni wanted to do that to remove drills machines after the project. some neighbors didn't like that and filed a lawsuit. muni says it will remove the machines near the abandoned pagot -- pagota theater. >>> bank of america is putting off monthly fees because they are testing a new fee structure in arizona, georgia and massachusetts. it's been charging between $6 and $25 a month depending upon the level of service and type of account
/2% cost of living increases next year and in 2014. there's also a $3500 signing bonus. the port commission is expected to approve this new contract next week. >>> well, close to 38,000 people have already signed an on online petition against the new logo for the university of california. the new, more simple and contemporary image, there it is. it was unveiled on friday. besides the website changed, there's several other facebook pages stopping the university from using. they say they will still use the 144-year-old seal but says the new logo represents a modern look for the university system. >>> police in south san francisco are cracking down on repeat dui offenders. police will be watching for drivers with several dui convictions who are still on the road despite having a suspended license. police say those drivers often do not have insurance and are more likely to receive the seen of an accident. officers say -- leave the scene of an accident. officers say those repeat offenders risk being arrested and having their car impounded. >>> bay area drivers may think that christmas has come e
. in australia, for example, after the port arthur massacre in tasmania, a very conservative prime ministership of john howard had sweeping gun control. my view is that is not going to happen in the united states because so many people feel the way mr. thore does. >> kristen, why wouldn't they embrace it given that there are over 300 million guns in america, with the shooting just this afternoon, at columbus circle, 200 yards from the studio. execution style hit. most people didn't seem that bothered by it. it wasn't that shocking. in britain, it would be the biggest story for weeks. it's such an endemic gun culture that almost no outrage seems to register with people. >> it's unfortunate where if it's a high-profile tragedy like in aurora, colorado, people talk about it a lot and then the story fades away. you have not seen a lot of political will on either side of the aisle toward actually changing the laws around guns. i think the point that bob costas has made in his remarks since his initial sunday night football discussion of guns is that there's the cultural issue in terms of people seei
for the port next year. he will work for seven months to make sure that business relationships go smoothly. executive director omar benjamin agreed to pay back more than $5,000 in expenses made at a strip club in texas. ktvu channel 2 morning news has also learned maritime director james kwon will earn more than $900 an hour based on his salary as maritime director. >>> the salvation army still needs more toys and they have already collected donations for more than 3,000 needy children but they still need toys for more than a thousand children. you can drop off donations in any of the facilities and cash donations are also welcome. >>> for the first time an american woman holds the title of miss universe... >> miss universe is usa... >> and that is olivia from rhode island receiving the honor and she beat out 88 competitors. sandoval was there as well and boy, tough duty for him. >>> it is looking pretty normal for thursday with our commute and toll plaza is backed up for a 15 to 20 minute delay and contra costa traffic is backed up on 680, let's go to mark. >>> we have some cold numbers,
of weapon ar 15 style weapon. >> laura: columbine not however. >> different type of weapon. aurora and port portland mall if you want to kill a lot of people they are effective. >> laura: what happened with the assault weapons ban 1994 to 2004. it did not have a measurable impact on the incidence of these type of mass shootings. is that not the case. >> oh no actually it really did. mass shootings have been up since the expiration of the assault weapons ban. during the assault weapons ban the use of assault weapons in crime went down. definitely an effect. >> laura: it's a safe every country than it's been in the last many decades, we are safer today. violent crime is down across the board, is it not. >> sky lent crime is down. gun crime suspect. one of the reasons you don't sees a many murders as you did in the past is small amount. the reason it's held steady really is because our surgeons are better. in places where you see a the lo of shooting, what's happened is that we save more lives than the past. so the reason you get more people getting shot, a little less people getting killed. b
'm marianne rafferty. no dock worker strike, at least for now. eastern port operators and long shoremen agreeing to a 30-day contract extension. a walkout threatened for sunday would have shut down terminals in new york, houston and savanna, georgia. a negotiator is cautiously optimistic that they can work out their issues by the new january 28 deadline. former president george h.w. bush in intensive care in a houston hospital. but a spokesperson says he continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president is in good spirits and has been talking with doctors and nurses and even singing. he has been hospitalized since november 23 for an elevated fever, following a bronchitis-related cough. he was moved to intensive care on sunday. now back to "on the record." for your latest headline, go to foxnews.com. now, back to "on the record." >> greta: this is a fox news weather alert for the second time this week a large part of the country is bracing for an extreme winter storm. now, who is going to get slammed and when. in accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is tracking that storm. jim, who
, what advice do you have [indiscernible] that in five -- that provide insurance to the port. we are looking for alternatives for the future. >> government has grown too big, promised to much, but it is not too late. the charitable sector will be more important, and individuals take more to us responsibility for their future. charities need to have that reality and figure out what they can do to improve their role and retain some level of support for charitable contributions. >> the problem is not what we promised the poor. the problem is what we promised the middle-class. our expenditures are squeezing the life out of the rest of the government. i think advocacy groups for the poor should be among the strongest proponents of fixing these major entitlement programs, medicare and social security. we can do that without impacting the poor hardly at all. >> i think we have a myriad of anti-poverty spending programs in this country. they are duplicative. they do not all have good outcomes. as groups think about these issues, it is important to focus on outcomes, streamlining programs
. westbound 24 a clear shot and the macarthur maze. no accidents what to report port. and out of the of the month passed. and plenty of green on the roadways sensors on the south-bay. >> a years long battle over the oakland police department federal takeover oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan announced yesterday the police force will not be subject to a federal court appointed receivership. quan says an agreement has been reached. this means, the department, will for now, avoid federal intervention. instead, all sides have agreed to appoint a compliance director to ensure the remaining reforms left on the checklist from the riders case, are completed. >> it is not final until the judge rules. we are optimistic. and i was grateful that we were able to meet directly with the plight of some work out this deal. >> the chief recommended some officers be reprimanded for their actions during occupy oakland protests. the compliance officer will have the authoritiy to hire and fire the chief and other personnel. >> san francisco police say they broke up part o
is at fisherman's wharf in san francisco where crab boats are sitting in port this morning not good for crab lovers, anne. >> reporter: no. but, you know, who it is good for? crabs. the cages that normally trap them are idle on the boats here behind me because of a strike that's going on now. it's all a dispute over price and comes down to the simple laws of economics. now, the season started back in mid-november. everything was going very well until sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were planning to drop the price of wholesale crab from $3 a pound, which they had agreed upon, to as low as $1.80 a pound. brokers say that's because after thanksgiving, demand for dungeness dropped and they are trying to balance supply and demand. well, now that crab boats are idle, supply is dropping. in fact, some retailers say they have no crabs left in their tank and we'll see how long that lasts. these things usually have a way of working themselves out. once the feet are put to the fire. in the meantime, there is no professional crab fishing in san francisco bay, half moon bay and bodega bay.
is port-au-prince the american people and very important for our economy. thanks. >> there you go. speaker always short and sweet and had that intention of coming out at 11:00. and hit his mark. four minutes later, done with that. so the meantime, christine romans is there. she has been breaking down the jobs number. you heard him. he said that president -- the call with the president was -- more of the same. and that the -- >> pleasant. more of the same. >> such a holiday spirit. look, this is critical because we are starting to see really hardened numbers when it comes to the taxation of the top 2%. >> let me tell you what the -- smart money on wall street is saying. one of the reasons why still have the dow above 13,000, they think that the president and democrats have held the line here and they have the upper hand and have the leverage. and the question now is what will the top tax rate be? right now 35%. it is going to go up to 39.5%. >> that's the wish list of the democrats. goes all the way -- >> 39.5%. >> pre-bush tax cut levels. so what will -- will -- you heard dan ask that ques
. this is a developing story that started about 3:20 local time out there in port land. it happened at the clackamas town center. and again the gunman has been dead now for about seems like maybe 30, 40 minutes. we are just getting confirmation that that has happened. let me tell you how this broke down. imagine, it's 3:20 in the afternoon. you are in a macy's store. you hear shots fired. one witness is saying at least 60 shots were fired. the gunman was using a semiautomatic rifle. he was wearing a cam fallujah outfit and a mask. now, you have this is happening outside of the food court out there at the macy's. 3:it 20 local time. parents are taking kids to see san that who was out there at the mall for christmas photos. then you have several blabs on scene there still unfolding, the mall has been blocked off, authorities were able to block off that mall and get all of the employees out as well as the shoppers as you can imagine eyewitnesses describing that scene out there as chaos. people screaming people were running and naturally parents were grabbing their children and pulling them to safety gipp th
by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just released. >> and how about a plan c? what democrats are saying about speaker john boehner as latest "fiscal cliff" offer. >> and it's become a worldwide hit. how this gangnam style spoof is helping to raise money for a good cause. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ♪ i must have the wrong house. sister? we missed you. they waited up all night for you, you know. it's a long way from west africa. ahh...coffee. [ inhales deeply ] he's here. i brought you something. [ chuckles ] really? ♪ [ chuckles ] what are you doing? you're my present this year. ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup british troops in afghanist are joining in the gangnam craze. soldiers from 21 engr regiment released this vide- "afghan style"-- a spoof of an r
to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the matter will be revisited next year. >>> people in san jose will finally get fluoride in their drinking water. yesterday the santa clara valley water district approved a plan to fund the project aimed at improving dental health. it will take about two years to get the system operating. >>> 20 minutes after 6:00. they are red-hot. the warriors played the hornets in oakland last night. >> plus unruffled. how a pidgeon crashed the raiders game on sunday. >> and pack your chains if you are heading out of town towards the sierra. snow is likely. looks like saturday and sunday. got some good skiing conditions in kirkwood once the snow comes down, 3" of new snow expected there. at northstar more snow expecting 6" packed powder with 12 lifts ready to go open to the public. similar story over at sugar bowl. lots of snow 2" of the powder. we have six lifts open. we'll have much more a look at your seven-day forecast coming right up. hero's welcome ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back.
because they know them the best then we work together. >> in the sprawling port-au-prince slum, he says the group is partnering with the community to build homes in a sea of shacks and squall already. they're built on the principle that if you wait to do things right nothing will get done for years. prolonging the suffering. >> we're investing in the purchase of time, there's simple block structures, we make most of them ourselves, simple aluminum -- more towards normal than anything that they have known but just buying time while the people with big money and big plans and interwoven network of organizations can do a proper urban development. that's what we're doing. >> they're also building a new health care facility here, all told about 1800 haitians work for the mission begun by him, hundreds of thousands have been served in orphanages, schools and hospitals. funding comes from individuals, foundations and government grants. this year he was awarded the $1 million opus prize given to a faith-based social entrepreneur out of the minnesota-based opus foundation. he does not see his w
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